Having elevated levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in blood can be harmful for the health of people. For this reason, usually, medical specialists indicate the realization of a specific feeding , although there are also drugs capable of reducing these values with.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. They are essential for unused calories and transform them into energy store. For its part, cholesterol is a key type of fat for the formation of cells and other hormones.
Both are essential for the proper functioning of the body. However, when its values are high they can constitute a risk to people’s health.
What is Atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin is a drug officially approved by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS). It belongs to the group of drugs known as statins, which are a medication that helps reduce lipids (fats) in the body.
Specifically, Atorvastatin is indicated to reduce lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a diet low in fat and changes in lifestyle for s They just have not worked.
Likewise, from the AEMPS they add that if you have a high risk of heart disease, Atorvastatin Normon can also be used to reduce this risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. During treatment, a standard low-cholesterol diet should be followed.
What to know about this medicine
Like any medicine, the Atorvastatin also contains a series of contraindications as far as its consumption is concerned. In this sense, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) establishes a series of circumstances and situations in which this medicine should not be taken:
- In case of being allergic to Atorvastatin or another drug of similar characteristics used to reduce lipids.
- If you have or have had any disease that affects the liver.
- In case of being allergic to any of the components found in the drug.
- If you have or have presented unjustified abnormal results in liver function blood tests.
- If it is a pregnant or lactating woman.
- In case of using the combination of glecaprevir / pibrentasvir for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Before starting any t treatment with this medicine, it is usual for your doctor to put you on a low-cholesterol diet, which should be supplemented during the period of atorvastatin intake.
How to take Atorvastatin
The usual starting dose of Atorvastatin is 10 mg, once a day; both in adults and children from 10 years. However, your doctor may increase the dose to be administered depending on the patient’s needs.
Thus, the maximum dose of Atorvastatin should not exceed 80 mg once daily for adults and 20 mg per day for children. In this way it is collected by the AEMPS.
On the other hand, the tablets of this medicine should be swallowed whole and with a glass of water helped. It can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food. However, it is advisable to always take the dose at the same time each day.